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Blaster Hits

Posted: Mon, 15th Jul 2002, 2:28pm

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Hello,

In doing some test footage for my Star Wars film I realize I need some laser hits. Hitting trees, people etc... I need the glowing/smoking I've just been hit by a blaster shot look. cool

Any ideas or plug-ins greatly appreciated.
Posted: Mon, 15th Jul 2002, 4:30pm

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I'd suggest just keeping the camera still, and take 2 shots, 1 with the tree in tact, and another with a tiny dip cut out of it, with the bark gone and all. (But of course, you couldn't do this to just any tree wink) Then use the laser plugin, some sort of clash, and that bottle smoke. Shouldn't look too shabby.
Posted: Mon, 15th Jul 2002, 4:33pm

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I need to put the effect on someone. Like a stormtrooper. That glowing brunt around the edges look. Any ideas how to cg or fake it?
Posted: Mon, 15th Jul 2002, 4:36pm

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Well, one possible way would be to just show you aiming the gun, and firing, then swivel the camera around really fast across the field or wherever your at, and having the storm trooper jump with the burnt already on his cheest. Then you can add the laser and the camera would be following the laser, straight to the stormtrooper where he would get hit, with the mark on his chest. If you do it fast enough, it'll look perfect.
Posted: Mon, 15th Jul 2002, 4:51pm

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lots of little lightbulb effects, with tweened glow getting brighter and dimmer, to give the effect of the heat radiating...

may work, to make the lightbulbs smaller, just do the right click on the middle square and drag- this shouldn't make it as small as u need, so then u rab the corner poitns and drag them to the center to make them even smaller...
Posted: Wed, 17th Jul 2002, 9:29pm

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If this was turned into a plugin, it could be used for more than just blaster hits. It could be used for an "Armageddon" effect, like a city is under attack from mutant-zombie-space-vampires who have shot down some buildings.
Posted: Wed, 17th Jul 2002, 10:08pm

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heh - it would be quite cool as lava confused when that is kinda half set, u see that glow of the heat inside, could look quite cool - or maybe even - a lava plug-in or a volcano crazy
Posted: Thu, 18th Jul 2002, 12:11am

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As for Seven's post - - - - - who the heck gave a +1 for 'Funny'? Ah!

Anyways . . .back to the topic . . . as for the hits, MAYBE red sparks, with some smokers, and a red light bulb would work. As for hits in general, MAKE MORE, EVERYONE! I can't make them because guns aren't readily accessable here!

'ra-tuh-tat-tat'
Posted: Thu, 18th Jul 2002, 12:40am

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raider

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this might work - bright green material cut out in a half circle, full, whatever, attach it to the actor's clothing - then have a background of fire, energy gate, whatever - key out the green and maybe so!
Posted: Thu, 18th Jul 2002, 12:45am

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what do u mean raider tard
Posted: Thu, 18th Jul 2002, 12:55am

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I think he means to use a green screen effect, with the green screen on the person you want shot. For example, if you wanted Mr. stormtrooper shot in the chest, you would attatch a green cloth to him. Later you would replace the green with fire as he suggested. I don't think that would work, because there would have to be no green in the backround. Plus it just seems like a waste of time if you already have ALAMDV2. I think the main thing we are talking about here is a "burning" effect. Not fire.
Posted: Thu, 18th Jul 2002, 12:57am

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I was thinking of doing this for a big shotgun blast into someone's stomach (I know...cool). Put a big solid green (or pink or blue) circle on someone's midsection and key it out - you would see the clean background "through" the hole. Like in that movie with Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn where they take immortality liquid and they just get all messed up but don't die...what's the name...DEATH BECOMES HER. Did this in AUTOMAN (old abc series) and TRON?